Maurice Grosser papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.grosmaur
Creators:
Grosser, Maurice, 1903-1986
Dates:
[undated] and 1919-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.9 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, artwork, printed material, and motion picture film.
Scope and Contents
REEL D285: Correspondence discusses Grosser's artwork, his book THE PAINTER'S EYE, his parents, and includes a photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Stein authorizing the use of her plays LADIES VOICES and WHAT HAPPENED. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and a program from the play FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS by Gertrude Stein with scenery by Grosser. Other material consists of writings and scripts by Grosser.
Scope and Contents
REEL 370: Four undated letters from Grosser to his parents; newspaper clippings about his parents, 1940 and 1950; a list of Grosser's exhibitions, 1923-1962, and other biographical material; 5 photographs of Grosser (2 of the 5 are not filmed); articles by Grosser from the magazines, REALITY and THE NATION, 1953-1971; 10 sketchbooks containing pencil and ink drawings; and a book by Grosser, PAINTING IN PUBLIC, 1948 with annotations.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED MATERIAL: A resume, 5 sketchbooks containing pencil and ink drawings, slides of artwork, exhibition announcements, catalogs, clippings and postcards. Writings include a typescript and a final version of the film PAINTER'S PROGRESS with separate picture and soundtrack, and 2 autographed books by Grosser, CRITIC'S EYE and PAINTER'S PROGRESS.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, designer, critic, writer; New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 370 and D285 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
REEL D285 (fr. 466-715): Location of originals unknown.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel D285 lent for microfilming 1966 by Maurice Grosser. Portions were subsequently donated by Grosser 1971 with additional material.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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